1st December 2023, 9.30am - 4.30pm (UK time)

Course Summary

This training allows for an individual to gain a greater understanding of WAIS-IV general interpretation. This is a good course for those new to the WAIS IV and its general interpretation, or those looking for a refresher/update. It will look at:-

  • History of the WAIS-IV: How the assessment has changed since its original development in 1955 and reasons for this change.
  • The Assessment: Reasons why a WAIS-IV assessment is completed and what it is not designed to assess. Importance of working within the boundaries of the WAIS-IV and the risks of over-interpretation. Consideration will also be given to observable behaviour during the WAIS-IV that may be important to consider.
  • Scoring of the WAIS-IV: Scoring the WAIS- IV correctly using a worked example. This will consider what may and may not be interpreted in accordance to WAIS-IV reliability.
  • Components of the WAIS-IV, namely verbal comprehension, working memory, perceptual reasoning and processing speed will be examined in detail.
  • Report Writing: Importance of compiling a report that is meaningful and focused on the target audience. This will include the elements of a good WAIS-IV report, including the importance of clear and meaningful recommendations.

Delegates who successfully complete the course will also be provided with optional post-course support (at no extra charge) with a WAIS-IV trainer reviewing the administration form and their first report conducted with a client post-training.

Due to heavy demand there are limited places on this course. The cost includes provision handouts, reading material and a CPD certificate.

The training commences by 9:30am and ends by 4:30pm.


Dr Carol A. Ireland is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She is also a Reader in Aggression. She has over 25 years clinical practice, with a core focus being aggression and sexual offending, working with complex presentations, including the consideration of cognitive impairments. She has also published in these areas. Dr. Ireland is regularly involved in the completion of cognitive assessments, including the WAIS IV, and has worked in cognitive rehabilitation services. She has regularly delivered training in the WAIS for over 20 years.

Course Materials

It would be helpful if delegates were able to bring a copy of the WAIS-IV manual to the event. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all.


Live Online Zoom Event

Who Can Attend

All delegates should have a preliminary understanding/ familiarity of WAIS-IV administration (or at least WAIS III/IV in its short form). They must possess a degree in psychology recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis (GBC). Psychologists in training can attend, although their clinical use of the WAIS-IV should be completed in accordance to the manual, local organisational policies, and under supervision of a Registered Psychologist with extensive expertise in use of the WAIS, and who takes full responsibility for its interpretation.


£240.00 + VAT(48.00) = £288.00

Book Now

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 23rd October 2023. Any refund will be less any administration costs incurred by TIOFP.